Belcea Quartet

Mary Seaton Room - Kleinhans Music Hall    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall SUNYAB    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Program at Kleinhans
Haydn - String Quartet in G major, Op.33, No.5
Janáček - String Quartet No.2
Beethoven - String Quartet in Bb major, Op.130 with Grosse Fuge, Op.133

Program at Lippes Concert Hall
Mozart - Quartet in Bb major, K.589
Bartók - Quartet No.6
Mendelssohn - Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80

About the Belcea Quartet
Corina Belcea - violin      Axel Schacher - violin       Krzysztof Chorzelski- viola      Antoine Lederlin - cello
What the Belcea Quartet writes in the preface to its recording of the complete Beethoven String Quartets could also be described as their artistic creed. These musicians are not confined by traditional boundaries. It is perhaps the very fact of their diverse cultural backgrounds that is behind their dynamic and free interpretative style. Founded at the Royal College of Music in London in 1994, the quartet is based in Great Britain. However, the Romanian violinist Corina Belcea and the Polish violist Krzysztof Chorzelski, the two founder members, bring a very different artistic provenance to the ensemble while drawing from the best traditions of string quartet playing received from the quartet’s mentors: the members of the Alban Berg and Amadeus Quartets. This spectrum is extended by the French musicians Axel Schacher (violin) and Antoine Lederlin (violoncello). The Belcea Quartet blends its diverse influences into a common musical language.


October 17 Tickets
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